Tutor: Richard Eaton
Master the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife.
You will learn how to:
use a traditional forge, anvil and hammer to create your own blade from a billet tool steel.
assess the hardness of steel by observing the changing colours of your billet in the forge.
forge and draw-out different forms and shapes with a hammer.
Harden and temper your blade to the required strength for an effective and durable edge-tool.
Richard Eaton is our local master-blacksmith. He creates artistic and traditional ironwork, alongside heritage work throughout Shropshire. He has been delivering courses at the Green Wood Centre for several years, and he has a deep passion for helping people learn the ancient and primitive skill of making their own knife.